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The Hundred Acre School Open Houses 9:00 am
The Hundred Acre School Open Houses @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Museums & Gardens
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
August/September 2016 Open Houses These open houses will provide an opportunity to meet the director, tour the school, discuss the available programs and register for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Hundred Acre School engages preschoolers in active learning and preparation for success in school using Heritage’s collections, facilities, and grounds. Their vision is to teach the whole child, emphasizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) as a springboard to multidisciplinary learning. Open houses have been scheduled for the following dates: Monday, August 29 by appointment Tuesday, August 30 by appointment Wednesday, August 31 by appointment Thursday, September 1 by appointment Friday, September 2 by appointment   Open Houses are by appointment only. Please email Preschool Director Melissa Russell or call 508-888-3300 x158 to set up an appointment. The Hundred Acre School is still accepting students for the current year, 2015-2016. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2016. We are now accepting students for next year 2016-2017. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2017. Directions to the school from the entrance of Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich When you arrive at Heritage Museums & Gardens, do not turn into the main parking lot. Continue driving forward and bear to the left onto a town owned dirt road at the fork where the picnic area is located. Do not follow the red/green arrows across the grassy field instead stay on the gravel road. Take your 2nd paved left into the school’s parking lot. You will see a sign for the school at the entrance.Please note – You might feel like you are on the dirt road for awhile… Here’s some landmarks to know you are going the right way! You will drive past the aerial adventure park (on the right) You will drive past the Heritage Maintenance Building (on the right)   Personalized Visit Personalized tours of the school are always available by appointment. Please contact Melissa Russell, Preschool Director to set up a convenient time.
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Family Fun Friday 9:00 am
Family Fun Friday @ Heritage Museums & Gardens
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Family Fun Friday @ Heritage Museums & Gardens
Enjoy a family-friendly day at Heritage that features special activities themed around some of your favorite movies showcased in CUT! Costume and the Cinema. Performances, activities, games, and family challenges make this a great start to the weekend. Free with museum admission. September 2: Hollywood Star Day! For the final Family Fun Friday, be part of the exciting world of CUT! Costume and the Cinema as you walk the red carpet, create your own star to be added to the Heritage Walk of Fame, and vote for your favorite costume! 11 am Performance: Toe Jam Puppet Band, who will make you feel like a star with special opportunities to come up on stage to be a part of the fun. You might even have a chance to play the lead in one of their beloved puppet shows!
The Hundred Acre School Open Houses 9:00 am
The Hundred Acre School Open Houses @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Museums & Gardens
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
August/September 2016 Open Houses These open houses will provide an opportunity to meet the director, tour the school, discuss the available programs and register for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Hundred Acre School engages preschoolers in active learning and preparation for success in school using Heritage’s collections, facilities, and grounds. Their vision is to teach the whole child, emphasizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) as a springboard to multidisciplinary learning. Open houses have been scheduled for the following dates: Monday, August 29 by appointment Tuesday, August 30 by appointment Wednesday, August 31 by appointment Thursday, September 1 by appointment Friday, September 2 by appointment   Open Houses are by appointment only. Please email Preschool Director Melissa Russell or call 508-888-3300 x158 to set up an appointment. The Hundred Acre School is still accepting students for the current year, 2015-2016. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2016. We are now accepting students for next year 2016-2017. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2017. Directions to the school from the entrance of Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich When you arrive at Heritage Museums & Gardens, do not turn into the main parking lot. Continue driving forward and bear to the left onto a town owned dirt road at the fork where the picnic area is located. Do not follow the red/green arrows across the grassy field instead stay on the gravel road. Take your 2nd paved left into the school’s parking lot. You will see a sign for the school at the entrance.Please note – You might feel like you are on the dirt road for awhile… Here’s some landmarks to know you are going the right way! You will drive past the aerial adventure park (on the right) You will drive past the Heritage Maintenance Building (on the right)   Personalized Visit Personalized tours of the school are always available by appointment. Please contact Melissa Russell, Preschool Director to set up a convenient time.
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Behind the Scenes Auto Tour 11:00 am
Behind the Scenes Auto Tour @ Automobile Gallery
Sep 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind the Scenes Auto Tour @ Automobile Gallery
Go behind the scenes for an exclusive peek at Heritage’s antique automobile collection in storage. During the tour, learn little-known facts and stories. Participants will be admitted to “Employees Only” areas, and will be able to get up close and personal with the cars. Find out more about the work that goes into maintaining this world-class collection, including the ins and outs of moving the cars and preparing them for exhibit. Advance registration is recommended as space is limited and these tours often sell out! The September 10 Behind-the-Scenes Auto Tour has sold out. Tickets are available for the October 8 tour.
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International “Talk Like a Pirate Day” 10:00 am
International “Talk Like a Pirate Day” @ Around the gardens
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
International "Talk Like a Pirate Day" @ Around the gardens
Ahoy, landlubbers! Be ready to hoist the mainsail and depart on an adventure with the crew at Heritage in this family-friendly event that celebrates the silly side of pirate culture. Come dressed as a buccaneer and uncover your “pirattitude.” Get a nautical nickname, accessorize with temporary tattoos, create a Jolly Roger, learn some pirate lingo, and hunt for hidden treasure. Navigate to The Adventure Park and show off your swagger in a costume contest, dominate the seas in pirate trivia, and climb through the rigging! Dead men tell no tales, but you can capture your memories at our photo booths. Use #LightsCameraHeritage for a chance to be featured in Heritage’s social media. Free with Museum admission. Separate fee for climbs. We are grateful to our Lead Sponsor for their support Image Credit: Pirates of the Caribbean with Johnny Depp (left) and Orlando Bloom (right), image courtesy of Photofest
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Sandwich Residents Day 10:00 am
Sandwich Residents Day @ Heritage Museums & Gardens
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Heritage Museums & Gardens invites Sandwich residents to visit for free today with proof of residence (not valid for The Adventure Park at Heritage).
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Mornings in the Garden: Pest Management 10:00 am
Mornings in the Garden: Pest Management
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Mornings in the Garden: Pest Management
Join a Heritage Horticulturist, and walk the gardens to learn about pests, integrated pest management, and how Heritage uses a sustainable approach to control pest problems.    
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